I’m the Managing Editor for NewsFix. That’s a nice title for the guy who approves most of our stories before they go on the air. I also produce the weekly segments “The Real Thing?” which disproves fake news sites, and “Pothole of the Day.”

I’ve worked at television stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Austin, Tyler, Lufkin and Sherman. I’ve primarily worked as a newscast producer, but in TV, we all do a little of everything.

Recent Articles
  • Celina firefighter sprung into action on Flight 1380

    CELINA — In every tragedy, there are heroes. We’ve learned about another North Texan who went above and beyond during the Southwest flight 1380 tragedy. “For some reason, whatever reason that is, it was me that day,” Celina firefighter Andrew Needum said. “God created a servant heart in me and I felt a calling to get up and do something.” He was on that flight with his family. He helped people around him with the oxygen masks. Then he saw […]

  • “I Can’t Fix This.” Southwest 1380 passenger immediately started helping others

    DALLAS–Just hearing about what happened on Southwest flight 1380 was scary enough. But Peggy Phillips lived it. “When the masks dropped down, I thought, okay, this might be it,” she said as she arrived back home in North Texas Tuesday night. “It’s one of those things that you have no control over. This is not something I can control. I can’t fix this. So I felt a sense of peace.” And at a time when many people would have panicked, […]

  • The Real Thing? Will leftover onions poison you?

    Here’s a social media post that has parents everywhere questioning how they use leftovers: “Dangerous! Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook next day, it becomes highly poisonous even for a single night!.” The post from Healthy Synonym tells you to “share with everyone!” and it *has* been shared nearly 200,000 times. The problem is it’s not true. Let’s check it out with the onion experts at the National Onion Association. […]

  • Pothole of the Day: He’s paying twice for bad roads

    DALLAS–Today’s pothole is in the shadow of one of the most well-known companies in the area: Texas Instruments. It’s on T.I. boulevard just north of Forest Lane. Luis Martinez says the potholes can get expensive. “It’s definitely a danger for your vehicle ’cause it does mess it up and you gotta pay to fix it,” he said. And that’s on top of the tax money he’s already paid. “We do send money to these guys, apparently to fix these things […]

  • The Real Thing? Tweet says View co-host wanted Trump dead in fire

    Joy Behar’s politics are no secret. As a co-host on “The View,” she’s been openly critical of President Trump. And it has worked both ways, with Donald Trump tweeting in 2016, “Behar, who was fired from her last show for lack of ratings, is even worse on The View.” So did it escalate, with Behar wishing the president had died in a fire? A fire broke out in Trump Tower, leaving one person dead and several others injured. And soon […]

  • The pothole in Dallas you can’t miss

    DALLAS–Today’s pothole is on a busy road with traffic moving fast. It’s almost impossible to miss. It’s on Lemmon Avenue near Inwood. Elsa Fernandez has some experience with potholes in north Texas. “I have to go check to see if my tire’s okay, (or) if it has damaged my car,” she said She says she sees crews working on the roads but doesn’t see the results. “I’m not sure, whenever they are doing construction, what they are doing, whether they are […]

  • Dallas’ Taste of Oak Cliff highlights area’s food and fun

    DALLAS — If you haven’t been to Oak Cliff lately, well, you’ve been missing out. But now’s your chance to get a crash course in the Cliff. The Taste of Oak Cliff is coming up this Saturday. “We believe that there are so many beautiful hidden treasures in Oak Cliff and we have not had the opportunity to showcase just how wonderful we are until the taste of Oak Cliff,” Kiyundra Gully, the president of the Oak Cliff Chamber of […]

  • This Fort Worth pothole could explain why your packages are delivered with dents

    FORT WORTH–Today’s pothole is on Meacham Boulevard, just west of I-35W. Mario Wallace is a delivery driver and knows how much damage potholes can do. “You’re bumping through potholes and before you know it the boxes get to bumping and things might leak, so it causes damage to the customers’ product,” he said. We’ve got potholes all around DFW. If the cities won’t fix ’em, what do you do with them? This guy has an idea. Okay, that may be […]

  • Fort Worth ‘Affluenza Teen’ Ethan Couch released after serving two years in jail

    FORT WORTH–The affluenza teen, Ethan Couch, is out of jail. He walked out of the Tarrant County jail Monday without saying a word. He served two years for a probation violation. Ethan was 16 and driving drunk when he caused a crash that killed four people. In juvie, he got probation with restrictions about being around alcohol. In late 2015, he was caught on camera violating that probation by being a party where people were drinking and playing beer pong. […]

  • Simon Says: Here’s How to Stop The Student Debt Disaster!

    There’s a crisis coming!   A big serious issue and it has nothing to do with Russia, North Korea, or guns. Because if you’re in college, or have graduated, here’s the thing that keeps you up at night more than any great party—-Your debt is dreadful! If you read this kind of stuff, it could be a really bad sequel to what we saw about 10 years ago with mortgages. How bad is it? Most estimates have student loan debt at […]